Our Knowledge Products

CIFSI seeks to bridge the information gap existing in the innovative finance landscape in India by creating knowledge resources and capacity-building tools from the implementer's perspective. These resources empower recipient social purpose organisations with the right information, skills, and expertise necessary to access innovative financing for social & impact

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Navigating Outcomes-Based Financing in India: Perceptions of the Not-for-Profits

This study examines the perceptions of 71 not-for-profit organisations (NPOs) in India on outcomes-based financing (OBF) - their perceptions of the benefits of OBF, its risks to organisations, and market-level challenges. It also delves into the influence of factors such as annual budget, workforce size, and sectors of operations on the NPOs' perceptions of OBF.

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Navigating Outcomes-Based Financing in India: Perceptions of the Not-for-Profits
Bridging perspectives: Innovative Finance Insights from India
Bridging perspectives: Innovative Finance Insights from India

This study advocates for a comprehensive understanding on innovative finance by delving into the perspectives of both donors and recipients, contributing significantly to the emerging discourse on innovative finance. It also simplifies information on innovative finance instruments. The study elucidates the various innovative financing structures, processes, stakeholders, applicability, for organisations.

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Innovative Finance Made Simple: A Primer for Innovative Financing Instruments in India

A Primer to demystify existing financial instruments in India that enables and empowers social sector organisations to make informed decisions to access funding.

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Innovative Finance Made Simple: A Primer for Innovative Financing Instruments in India
Examining the promise and challenges of blended finance for social impact

While this journey has its challenges, the prospect of transforming lives and communities is significant Funding for social development has always been a formidable challenge, with private investors often being reluctant owing to perceived risks and low returns.

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Examining the promise and challenges of blended finance for social impact
 Innovating Financing for social impact in India
Innovating Financing for social impact in India

Innovative finance requires rigorous data collection to take evidence-based decisions, performance management, and assess the impact of private funding to the social sector.

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Investing in Social Change: The Role of Innovation Finance in Driving Positive Impact
Investing in Social Change: The Role of Innovation Finance in Driving Positive Impact

This report documents the discussions and insights gained from a round table organised by ISDM’s Centre for Innovative Finance and Social Impact (CIFSI) during the formal launch of the centre. The report delves into the perspectives of various stakeholders about the challenges, opportunities and potential for innovative finance in India.

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BSE Social Stock Exchange
BSE Social Stock Exchange

ISDM created a comprehensive eligibility portal for the Social Stock Exchange (SSE) together with the SEBI. The objective of the portal is to help non-profit organisations determine their eligibility and requirements to apply at the SSE platform

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